Pelvic floor therapy is a type of treatment for those experiencing pelvic floor disorders.
Pelvic floor therapy is a type of treatment for those experiencing pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is the muscles, nerves and other tissues that support and hold up the pelvic organs, which include female and male reproductive organs, the bladder and the rectum.
Pelvic floor dysfunction may include urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, pain with urinating, pain with intercourse, constipation, pain in the lower back or pelvic region, and prolapse (slipping) of the pelvic organs.
For a vast number of patients, the origin of their pelvic floor problems are unknown. However, it’s most commonly associated with childbirth, obesity and heavy lifting. It’s characterized by the excessive contracting or relaxing of muscles in this area, which often interferes with urinary, sexual and bowel function.
Therapy usually involves the stretching and strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles, as well as those of the hip, lower back, buttocks and thighs. Therapy may include biofeedback, electrical stimulation, behavior changes, and sometimes involves working vaginally or rectally with the patient.
There’s so much to be gained by healing and strengthening your pelvic floor. Not only can it mitigate discouraging concerns, but it also lowers your risk of vaginal prolapse. For Pelvic Floor Therapy, schedule an appointment with Alchemy by calling (512) 561-0971 or fill out the form below to request your appointment today.